About Us

Founded in 1979, American House Senior Living Communities' goal is to provide high-quality housing for seniors at a price affordable for retirees and their families. Our dedication to excellence has endured for over 40 years and we have expanded to serve residents at a number of senior housing communities throughout Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Ohio and New Hampshire. Our mission is to enrich the lives of those we serve, providing an environment that fosters meaningful relationships. Our vision is to be an innovative senior housing company that creates sustainable excellence and stakeholder value, with an unparalleled commitment to passionate care provided by compassionate people.

Bob Gillette, the founder of American House Senior Living Communities, started the company in Westland, Michigan. From 1979 to 2008, he grew the portfolio to 27 communities with a group of investors and various institutional financing organizations. In 2008, Mr. Gillette retired and partnered with Dale Watchowski, a longtime friend and the current president and CEO of the national commercial real estate firm, REDICO. Mr. Watchowski assumed the role of president and CEO of American House, in addition to his REDICO role. Since that time, American House has grown to 60 communities in the Midwest, Northeast and Florida.

We are always interested in pursuing Senior Housing acquisition and development opportunities. Click below to learn more:

Acquisitions & Development

Dale Watchowski
President & CEO
Rob Gillette
Principal & Member of the Board
Paul Stodulski
Chief Administrative Officer & CFO
Joe Schwartz
Principal & Member of the Board
Samantha Eckhout
Senior Vice President of Development
Kevin Carden
Senior Vice President of Acquisitions
Brianne Zitko
Senior Vice President of Growth Strategy
Jacqueline Trost
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Marina Galu
Vice President of Operations - Midwest
Sheila Darga, RN
Vice President of Operations - Licensed Communities
Sean Dimas
Vice President of Operations - Florida
Jodie Audia, RN, BSN
Corporate Director of Wellness
Erika Bohnenstiel
Director of Human Resources
Andy Carroll
Director of Investments
Gary Deeg
Director of Physical Plant & Maintenance
Natalie Parraghi
Director of Asset Management
Judd Pietrosante
Director of Physical Plant & Construction
Alison Tackett
Senior Controller